Diamex Lab: Our technology allows you to trace the history of the origin of each stone

Gleb Sverdlov, CEO of Diamex Lab told Rough & Polished in his interview below about the development of IT technologies for the market of rough and polished diamonds and jewelry.

17 february 2020

The future of the market goes hand in hand with gemology

After 2019, a challenging year for the global diamond industry, we asked Yuri Shelementyev, head of the Moscow State University (MSU) Gemmological Center and president of the National Gemological Association (NGA), to share his views...

10 february 2020

Diamond industry in healthier position going into 2020

The diamond industry is in a healthier position going into 2020 due to actions taken last year, according to De Beers. Group spokesperson David Johnson told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa that the actions taken included reducing rough diamond production...

03 february 2020

Ethical sourcing and Diamonds Standards Organization

The diamond sector is ready to embrace a new decade and overcome some of its historical challenges. Ethical sourcing has proven to be undoubtedly one of the main aspects that industry professionals need to address. Antonio Cecere, President of Geneva...

27 january 2020

Ali Pastorini: Challenges make us think out of the box and be closer to customers

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of DEL LIMA JEWERLY and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together more than 1,000 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

20 january 2020

DITP partners with allies to promote Thailand as World’s Jewelry Hub

13 february 2020

The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, has demonstrated its confidence in the potential of Thailand to become the World’s Jewelry Hub. The DITP has also announced its readiness to organize the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair this February to offer new opportunities for Thai entrepreneurs to meet international buyers says a press release from DITP. 

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Image credit: DITP

Somdet Susomboon, DITP Director-General said: “Thailand’s gems and jewellery industry has the potential to become the World’s Jewelry Hub with its various strengths. Most importantly, the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair is considered a key trading platform that is recognized internationally,” said the Director-General.
The 65th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair will be held from February 25th to 29th, 2020 at Challenger Halls 1-3, IMPACT, Muang Thong Thani. The event will feature numerous activities, from the Siam Silver Showcase exhibition that tells the story of Thai silver from past to present, networking activities, and export clinic held by commercial attaches, to seminars to educate and develop the capabilities of Thai entrepreneurs.
Also, at the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair, participants can join the coloured stone auction held by Bonas, diamond brokers based in London with over ten years of online auctioning experience. Organizers of the fair will be implementing measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, in order to ensure the safety of all participants.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished